Big Machine Records, Mötley Records and Eleven Seven Music announced today that the highly-anticipated Country tribute album NASHVILLE OUTLAWS: A TRIBUTE TO MÖTLEY CRÜE will be released on July 8. The project will feature fresh takes on 15 of the band’s biggest hits covered by some of Country music’s biggest names, including Florida Georgia Line, Justin Moore, Big & Rich, LeAnn Rimes, Gretchen Wilson, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts and more.
"We did not make this record for Mötley Crüe fans, but for Country fans who are also Rock fans. I believe that there’s going to be a lot of synergy and excitement for Mötley Crüe fans hearing different artists covering their favorite songs. People will be surprised how these artists made these songs their own and we couldn’t be happier with how the album turned out. It’s been an amazing, positive experience and, as a lot of things we’ve done, a first in our career,” says Mötley Crüe bassist, Nikki Sixx.
“It has been a blast becoming friends with the Motley guys and learning how much they appreciate the history of Country music. They are truly one of the most disruptive bands of their generation and I am honored to be able to cover one of my favorite Crue songs of all time, ‘Home Sweet Home.’ It has been pretty unreal singing with Vince Neil," said Justin Moore.
The record is a joint venture between Big Machine Records – home to country superstars such as Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw – and Mötley Records and Eleven Seven Music. Big Machine Label Group President and CEO, Scott Borchetta, is among the legion of Country music fans who love Mötley Crüe. Borchetta says of the collaboration, "I have been a not-so-secret Crüe fan from the beginning. When manager Chris Nilsson called with the idea for a tribute album on Big Machine Records it was an immediate 'yes' from me! Our album will highlight just how great the Mötley Crüe song catalog is. At the end of the day, that's what will stand the test of time."
Tracklisting: Rascal Flatts – “Kickstart My Heart” Florida Georgia Line – “If I Die Tomorrow” LeAnn Rimes – “Smokin’ In The Boys Room” Justin Moore – “Home Sweet Home” Cassadee Pope with Robin Zander – “The Animal In Me” Aaron Lewis – “Afraid” Big & Rich – “SOS” Sam Palladio and Claire Bowen – “Without You” Eli Young Band – “Don’t Go Away Mad” Lauren Jenkins – “Looks That Kill” The Cadillac Three – “Live Wire” The Mavericks – “Dr. Feelgood” Brantley Gilbert – “Girls Girls Girls” Gretchen Wilson – “Wild Side” Darius Rucker – “Time For Change
For additional updates, behind-the-scenes action or to pre-order the album, visit http://nashville-outlaws.com/.